1970 Croft Vintage Port (Previously $130)

SKU #980072 Vinous

 Still firm ruby and lots of fruit and interest. So full of life I wondered when served it blind whether it was as old as the seventies. Croft were at their peak then under Robin Reid and it shows in this vigorous wine. It would have tasted even better in glasses bigger than the Buckingham Palace port glasses, handsomely engraved though they are! 18/20 points  (3/2014)

Wine Spectator

 Refined, supple and fresh. Medium ruby, with a nose of plums and black pepper, medium-bodied, with medium to fine tannins and sweet black pepper and fruit flavors. A lovely glass of Port. Will improve for many years. (JS, Web-1989)

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- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds. Click for a list of bestselling items from Portugal.


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